The Philadelphia Phillies seemed destined to emerge with a victory over the Atlanta Braves following star outfielder Bryce Harper's go-ahead, two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning. But it was not to be. In what is becoming a theme, the Phillies bullpen unraveled in the bottom half of the inning, blowing the lead- and the game. A frustrated Harper spoke to reporters after the game and delivered a blunt take on the team's struggles after the loss to the Braves, per Todd Zolecki of

“We can’t keep doing it,” Harper said. “We’ve got to win games. Baseball happens, you win, you lose. It’s part of the game, but a game like that — we’ve got to win a game like that.”

Harper said that the Phillies “can't keep doing it.” The 2021 National League MVP stressed that the club needs to “win a game like that.”

Harper is right. The Phillies had no business losing a game like that, especially after the massive momentum swing that the slugger provided.

He drove in four of the Phillies' five runs against the Braves, looking to be in vintage MVP form. However, Harper's greatness was not enough to stop Philadelphia from doing what they've done far too many times already this year: find a way to lose the game.

From the six-run lead they blew against the New York Mets, to the deficit they surrendered against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and now to the events of Tuesday night.

Bryce Harper said it best. The Phillies can't keep doing it.